Gone But Not Forgotten in 2023

We’ve said goodbye to many famous faces, voices & names from radio, movies, television, sports, history, arts and literature so far in 2023. These celebrities and others said their final farewell to us recently.

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Celebrity deaths in 2023:

Burt Bacharachburt bacharach, died february 2023, 2023 death, american composer, pianist, academy awards, grammy, hit songs, raindrops keep fallin on my head, what the world needs now, walk on by, alfie, thats what friends are for, ill never fall in love again (ex of Carole Bayer Sager, Angie Dickinson, Paula Stewart)

Oscar & Grammy-winning American pianist, singer, songwriter, & composer (Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head; That’s What Friends Are For; I’ll Never Fall in Love Again; Baby It’s You; Walk on By; Alfie; What the World Needs Now) (born May 12, 1928 – died Feb. 8, 2023; age 94). (Burt Bacharach 2013: Phil Guest)  

jeff beck, died 2023, january 2023 death, english singer, lead guitarist, grammy award, ivor novello award, rock and roll, hall of fame, the yardbirds, the jeff beck group, beck bogert and appice, becks boleroJeff Beck (nee Geoffrey Arnold Beck)

Ivor Novello & Grammy Award-winning English Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer & lead guitarist solo (Dirty Mind) with The Yardbirds (Heart Full of Soul; Evil Hearted You), The Jeff Beck Group, and Beck, Bogert & Appice (born June 24, 1944 – died Jan. 10, 2023; age 78). (Jeff Beck 1976: Chris Hakkens)

richard belzer, died 2023, february 2023 death, american character actor, stand up comedian, comedy store, tv shows, law and order, john munch, movies, night shift, scarface, the wrong guys, fletch livesRichard Belzer

American author, stand-up comedian, actor of TV (John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; The Flash) & films (Night Shift; Scarface; The Wrong Guys; Fletch Lives; Man on the Moon; Polish Bar) (born Aug. 4, 1944 – died Feb. 19, 2023; age 78) (Richard Belzer 2011: The World Famous Comedy Store)

Robert Blakerobert blake, died 2023, march 2023 death, american actor, mickey gubitosi, bobby blake, child actor, movies, our gang, little rascals, red ryder, pork chop hill, in cold blood, pt 109, tell them willie boy is here, humoresque, tv shows, baretta, the richard boone show, hell town, joe dancer films (nee Michael James Gubitosi; aka Mickey; Bobby Blake)

American actor of TV (Baretta; The Richard Boone Show; Hell Town; Joe Dancer movies) & films (Little Rascal / Our Gang films; Red Ryder films; In Cold Blood; PT 109; Mokey; Tell Them Willie Boy is Here; Pork Chop Hill; Humoresque) (born Sept.18, 1933died Mar. 9, 2023; age 89). (Robert Blake 1966 12 O’Clock High)

barbara bosson, died 2023, february 2023 death, american actress, hill street blues, tv shows, hooperman, murder one, cop rock, richie brockelman private eye, movies, the last starfighter, steven bochcos exwifeBarbara Bosson (ex of Steven Bochco)

American screenwriter & actress of TV (Fay Furillo on Hill Street Blues; Captain Stern on Hooperman; Miriam Grasso on Murder One; Richie Brockelman, Private Eye) & films (The Last Starfighter) (born Nov. 1, 1939 – died Feb. 18, 2023; age 83). (Barbara Bosson 1985: Chris Hewitt / Camera Press)

king constantine ii of greece, died 2023, january 2023 death, last king of greece, married princess anne marie of denmark, son of king paul of greece, house of glucksburg, olympic medalist, ioc honorary member, dragon class sailingKing Constantine II of Greece (married Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark)

Last King of Greece (1964-1973), 1960 Olympics dragon class sailing gold medalist (born June 2, 1940 – died Jan. 10, 2023; age 82). Son of King Paul of Greece & Queen Frederica (Princess of Hanover, Great Britain & Ireland, Brunswick-Luneburg) (Constantine II 1987: Allan warren)

carole cook, died 2023, january 2023 death, american actress, tv shows, capitol, cagney and lacey, kojak, the lucy show, movies, the incredible mr limpet, palm springs weekend, sixteen candles, american gigolo, summer loversCarole Cook (nee Mildred Frances Cook; married Tom Troupe)

American actress of TV (Sugar Laine on Capitol; Cagney & Lacey; McMillan & Wife; Dynasty; Kojak; The Lucy Show; Charlie’s Angels) & movies (The Incredible Mr. Limpet; Palm Springs Weekend; Sixteen Candles; American Gigolo; Summer Lovers) (born Jan. 14, 1924 – died Jan. 11, 2023; age 98). (Carole Cook 1964)

david crosby, died 2023, 2023 death, grammy award, rock and roll hall of fame, american guitarist, singer, songwriter, the byrds, lady friend, crosby stills nash and young, teach your childre, long time goneDavid Crosby (son of Floyd Crosby)

Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame American guitarist, singer, & songwriter with The Byrds (Eight Miles High; Why; Turn! Turn! Turn!; Lady Friend), and Crosby, Stills & Nash (Long Time Gone; Teach Your Children) (born Aug. 14, 1941 – died Jan. 19, 2023) (David Crosby 2018: Eddie Janssens)

bobby hull, died 2023, january 2023 death, the golden jet, canadian hockey player, nhl left winger, chicago black hawks, winnipeg jets, hartford whalers, wha, hockey hall of fame, hart memorial, lady byng memorial, lester patrick trophy, art ross trophyBobby Hull (nee Robert Marvin Hull; “The Golden Jet“; father of Brett Hull)

Hockey Hall of Fame Canadian NHL & WHA left winger (Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers), 2-time NHL MVP, trophy winner (3X Art Ross Trophy; 2X Hart Memorial; Lady Byng Memorial) (born Jan. 3, 1939 – died Jan. 30, 2023; age 84). Brother of Dennis Hull. (Bobby Hull 1968)

lance kerwin, died 2022, january 2022 death, american actor, tv series, james at 16, the family holvak, made for tv movies, the loneliest runner, the greatest gift, the boy who drank too much, films, the wind and the reckoningLance Kerwin

American actor of films (The Wind & the Reckoning) & TV (James at 16; The Family Holvak; ABC Afterschool Specials; The Loneliest Runner; The Greatest Gift; Long Way Home; The Boy Who Drank Too Much; Amelia Earhart; A Killer in the Family) (born Nov. 6, 1960 – died Jan. 24, 2023; age 62). (Lance Kerwin 1977)

gina lollobrigida, died 2023, january 2023 death, italian actress, classic movies, buona sera mrs campbell, the hunchback of notre dame, solomon and sheba, come september, trapeze, beat the devil, miss italiaGina Lollobrigida (nee Luigina Lollobrigida)

Italian actress of movies (Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Solomon and Sheba; Come September; Trapeze; Beat the Devil; Miss Italia), TV (Falcon Crest), & photojournalist (Paul Newman) (born July 4, 1927 – died Jan. 16, 2023; age 95). (Gina Lollobrigida 1963: New York Sunday News)

lisa loring, died 2023, january 2023 death, american child actress, tv shows, the addams family, wednesday addams, as the world turns, tv soap opera, the phyllis diller showLisa Loring (nee Lisa Ann DeCinces; ex of Jerry Butler)

American model, actress of TV (Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family; Cricket Montgomery on As World Turns; The Phyllis Diller Show; Barnaby Jones; Fantasy Island) & films (Way Down in Chinatown; Doctor Spine) (born Feb. 16, 1958 – died Jan. 28, 2023; age 64). (Lisa Loring c. 1980s: Abraxas Talent

ben masters, died 2023, january 2023 death, american actor, tv shows, passions, heartbeat, another world, noble house, movies, dream lover, mandingo, key exchange, all that jazzBen Masters (nee Benjamin Masters)

American actor of TV (Julian Crane on Passions; Heartbeat; Noble House; Another World; Barnaby Jones; Murder, She Wrote), & movies (Heartbeat; Dream Lover; Mandingo; Key Exchange; All That Jazz) (born May 6, 1947 – died Jan. 11, 2023; age 75). Ben Masters died of COVID-19. (Ben Masters 1984)

walter mirisch, died 2023, february 2023 death, american film producer, movies, in the heat of the night, the magnificent seven, same time next year, wichita, mr majestyk, dracula, midway, toys in the attic, two for the seesaw, mirisch corporationWalter Mirisch (brother of Harold & Marvin Mirisch)

American movie producer (In the Heat of the Night; The Magnificent Seven; Same Time, Next Year; Wichita; Mr. Majestyk; Dracula; Midway; Toys in the Attic; Two for the Seesaw; Gray Lady Down; Follow That Dream; The Tall Stranger) (born Nov. 8, 1921died Feb. 24, 2023; age 101). (Walter Mirisch 1962)

joe pepitone, died 2023, march 2023 death, american baseball player, mlb all star, golden glove awards, first baseman, center fielder, new york yankees, 1962 world series champion, chicago cubs, houston astros, atlanta braves, author, joe you coulda made us proudJoe Pepitone (nee Joseph Anthony Pepitone)

American MLB 3-time All-Star & Golden Glove first baseman / center fielder (New York Yankees – 1962 World Series Champs; Chicago Cubs; Houston Astros; Atlanta Braves), & author (Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud) (born Oct. 9, 1940 – died Mar. 13, 2023; age 82). (Joe Pepitone 1960s)

gordon pinsent, died 2023, february 2023 death, canadian screenwriter, actor, tv shows, due south, the red green show, seaway, movies, the rowdyman, the thomas crown affair, silence of the north, away from her, the shipping news, Gordon Pinsent (married Charmion King; father of Leah Pinsent)

Canadian writer & actor of TV (Fraser Sr. on Due South; Hap Shaughnessy on The Red Green Show; The Pillars of the Earth) and films (The Rowdyman; The Thomas Crown Affair; Away From Her; The Shipping News) (born July 12, 1930 – died Feb. 25, 2023; age 92). (Gordon Pinsent 1965 Seaway)

lisa marie presley, died 2023, january 2023 death, american singer, songwriter, dirty laundry, lights out, daughter of elvis presley, priscilla beaulieu mother, mother of riley keough, michael jackson ex wife, married nicolas cage, Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu)

American singer-songwriter (Dirty Laundry; Lights Out; In the Ghetto duet with Elvis Presley), philanthropist (born Feb. 1, 1968 – died Jan. 12, 2023; age 54). Ex of Michael Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Danny Keough. Mother of Riley Keough. (Lisa Marie Presley 2005: Tech Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby, USAF)

lance reddick, died 2023, march 2023 death, african american, actor, tv shows, bosch, fringe, the wire, oz, movies, one night in miami, godzilla vs kong, john wick, angel has fallen, dont say a word, white house downLance Reddick

American actor of video games, TV (Chief Irving on Bosch; Phillip Broyles on Fringe; Lt. Daniels on The Wire; Oz), & films (One Night in Miami; Godzilla vs. Kong; John Wick; Angel Has Fallen; White House Down; Don’t Say a Word) (born June 7, 1962died Mar. 17, 2023; age 60). (Lance Reddick 2009: David Shankbone

willis reed, died 2023, march 2023 death, american basketball player, nba center, new york knicks, nba champions, 1965 nba rookie of the year, 1970 mvp, nba all star, coach, naismith memorial basketball hall of fameWillis Reed

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame American NBA center (New York Knicks – 1970 & 1973 NBA champs & finals MVP), NBA 1965 Rookie of the Year, 7-time All-Star, & 1970 MVP; NBA coach & GM (New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets) (born June 25, 1942died Mar. 21, 2023; age 80). (Willis Reed 1977-’78: New York Knicks)

adam rich, died 2023, american actor, child actor, tv shows, eight is enough, nicholas bradford, dungeons and dragons, code red, movies, the devil and max devlinAdam Rich

American child actor of TV (Nicholas Bradford on Eight is Enough; Presto the Magician on Dungeons & Dragons; Code Red; Fantasy Island; CHiPs) and movies (The Devil and Max Devlin; Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star) (born Oct. 12, 1968 – died Jan. 7, 2023; age 54). (Adam Rich 2014: Bgcolby)

tom sizemore, died 2023, february 2023 death, american actor, tv shows, the red road, china beach, movies, passenger 57, where sleeping dogs lie, striking distance, natural born killers, red planet, black hawk down, true romanceTom Sizemore (nee Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr.; ex of Maeve Quinlan)

American actor of TV (The Red Road; China Beach; Hawaii Five-0) & films (Passenger 57; Where Sleeping Dogs Lie; Striking Distance; Natural Born Killers; Black Hawk Down; True Romance) (born Nov. 29, 1961 – died Mar. 3, 2023; age 61). Ex-partner of Heidi Fleiss. (Tom Sizemore 2011: Jayel Aheram

stella stevens, died 2023, february 2023 death, american model, playboy centerfold, actress, tv shows, flamingo road, santa barbara, general hospital, movies, the nutty professor, girls girls girls, the courtship of eddies father, the poseidon adventure, lil abnerStella Stevens (nee Estelle Eggleston; mother of Andrew Stevens)

American Playboy model, actress of TV (Luta-Mae on Flamingo Road; Santa Barbara; General Hospital) & movies (The Nutty Professor; Girls! Girls! Girls!; The Courtship of Eddie’s Father; The Poseidon Adventure) (born Oct. 1, 1938 – died Feb. 17, 2023; age 84). Mother of Andrew Stevens. (Stella Stevens 1962)

barrett strong, died 2023, january 2023 death, american singer, grammy award, songwriters hall of fame, i heard it through the grapevine, money thats what i want, war, wherever i lay my hat thats my home, papa was a rollin stone, i cant get next to youBarrett Strong

Grammy-winning Songwriter’s Hall of Fame American singer (I Heard It Through the Grapevine; War; Wherever I Lay My Hat; I Can’t Get Next To You; Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone) (born Feb. 5, 1941 – died Jan. 29, 2023; age 81). (Barrett Strong 1996: John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com)

chaim topol, died 2023, march 2023 death, israeli singer, actor, tv shows, war and remembrance, the winds of war, movies, fiddler on the roof, for your eyes only, flash gordon, galileo, the public eye, cast a giant shadow, left luggateTopol (aka Chaim Topol, Haim Topol, Haym Topol) 

Israeli singer-actor of stage, TV (Berel Jastrow on War and Remembrance & The Winds of War; The House on Garibaldi Street), & films (Fiddler on the Roof; For Your Eyes Only; Flash Gordon; Galileo; The Public Eye; Cast a Giant Shadow) (born Sept. 9, 1935 – died Mar. 8, 2023; age 87). (Topol 1971: Rob C. Croes)

raquel welch, died 2023, 2023 death, american model, playboy cover, actress, movies, one million years bc, fantastic voyage, bandolero, 100 rifles, hannie caulder, the three musketeers, kansas city bomber, mother of tahnee welchRaquel Welch (nee Jo Raquel Tejada; ex of Patrick Curtis, Andre Weinfeld)

American Playboy model, actress of TV & films (One Million Years B.C.; Fantastic Voyage; Bandolero!; 100 Rifles; Hannie Caulder; The Three Musketeers; Fuzz) (born Sept. 5, 1940died Feb. 15, 2023; age 82). Mother of Tahnee Welch. (Raquel Welch 2000: John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com)

fay weldon birthday, nee franklin birkinshaw, fay weldon 1997, british writer, english author, novelist, puffball, the life and love sof a she devil, the cloning of joanna may, the bulgari connection, the spa decameron, the new countess, screenwriter, upstairs downstairs, growing rich, pride and prejudice miniseries adaptation, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, september 22nd birthdays, born september 22 1931Fay Weldon (nee Franklin Birkinshaw)

English screenwriter of TV & films (Upstairs, Downstairs; Growing Rich; Pride and Prejudice mini-series adaptation; Big Women) & novelist (Puffball; The Life and Loves of a She-Devil; The Bulgari Connection) (born Sept. 22, 1931 – died Jan. 4, 2023; age 91). (Fay Welson 1997 After Dark: Open Media Ltd.)

annie wersching, died 2023, january 2023 death, american actress, video games, the last of us, tv shows, 24, runaways, general hospital, the vampire diaries, bosch, timeless, the rookie, star trek picardAnnie Wersching (married Stephen Full)

American actress of video games (The Last of Us) & TV (Renee Walker on 24; Leslie Denton on Runaways; Amelia Joffe on General Hospital; The Vampire Diaries; Bosch; The Rookie) (born Mar. 28, 1977 – died Jan. 29, 2023; age 45). Annie Wersching died of cancer. (Annie Wersching 2009: Kristin Dos Santos)

cindy williams, died 2023, january 2023 death, american actress, tv shows, sitcoms, happy days, shirley feeney, laverne and shirley, movies, american graffiti, bingo, the conversation, travels with my aunt, married bill hudsonCindy Williams (nee Cynthia Jane Williams; ex of Bill Hudson)

American actress of TV (Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days) & films (American Graffiti; Bingo; The Conversation; Travels with My Aunt; The Killing Kind; Big Man on Campus) (born Aug. 22, 1947 – died Jan. 25, 2023; age 75). (Cindy Williams 2017: John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com)

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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